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Homeland Security Is Monitoring The Drudge Report, The New York Times


It's unclear exactly why, but the Department of Homeland has been operating a "Social Networking/Media Capability" program to monitor the top blogs, forums and social networks online for at least the past 18 months. Based on a privacy compliance review from last November recently obtained by Reuters, the purpose of the project is to "collect information used in providing situational awareness and establishing a common operating picture." Whatever that means. Either way, the list of sites reported by Reuters reveals in a Wednesday afternoon exclusive is pretty intriguing:

Social Networks Facebook Twitter Myspace Blogs The Drudge Report The Huffington Post The New York Times's Lede blog Wired's Threat Level Wired's Danger Room ABC News' investigative blog The Blotter "blogs that cover bird flu … news and activity along U.S. borders … drug trafficking and cybercrime" Multimedia Hulu YouTube Flickr 

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